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Teenage Sleep Hygiene

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A new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children has found that…
Nursing researchers receive grants to develop smoking, sleep interventions

August 22, 2019

Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing have received two grants totaling more than $260,000 to…
Researchers show evidence of cellular clocks in cells

August 21, 2019

One of nature’s most familiar phenomena is collective behavior—fish swimming in schools, locusts marching together, birds flocking. The same…
1 in 300 Thrives on Very-Early-to-Bed, Very-Early-to-Rise Routine

August 7, 2019

A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8 p.m., enabling them to…
5 Ways to Reset Your Broken Internal Sleep Clock

August 7, 2019

Most of us sleep at night and are active during the day. However, some individuals travel a lot…
Drug administration at the appropriate time of the day could prove more efficient in the treatment against hearing loss

July 31, 2019

Dexamethasone, a synthetic glucocorticoid, may be more effective in protecting the auditory system when delivered during the active…
How Electronics Affect Sleep And What To Do About It (Infographic)

July 24, 2019

We live in a wired world at the height of a digital age. But even if our technologies…
Newly discovered neural pathway processes acute light to affect sleep

July 24, 2019

Either to check the time or waste time, people often look at their smartphones after waking in the…
Did you know that people used to sleep twice per night? Maybe we should return to this regime?

July 22, 2019

You have to sleep at least 8 hours per night. Otherwise you’re not going to be able to…
Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

June 11, 2019

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight…
Chronic Disruptions to Circadian Rhythms Promote Tumor Growth, Reduce Efficacy of Cancer Therapy—But How?

May 8, 2019

While it’s reported that chronic disruptions of circadian rhythms, or internal body clocks, can lead to an increased…
March Madness With a Dose of Sleep Science

March 26, 2019

When it comes to March Madness, Cathy Goldstein, M.D., M.S., might have an edge over her fellow bracketologists. The neurologist…
What Does a Dolphin Have in Common with a Fruit Fly?

February 19, 2019

Fruit flies do it. Dolphins do it. Even round worms do it. Yes, you guessed it, I’m talking…
Team identifies a potential strategy in fight against brain cancer

September 26, 2018

Scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute say a gene involved in the body’s sleep cycle is…
High-speed atomic force microscopy reveals clock protein interactions

August 27, 2018

For the first time, researchers have seen how proteins involved in the daily biological clock interact with each…
An aggregation of marimo balls in the laboratory, with one that has become buoyant. Image credit: Dora Cano-Ramirez and Ashutosh Sharma
To float or not to float? Mystery solved as to why algae balls float and sink

August 24, 2018

The balls are a rare form of algae found naturally in lakes in the northern hemisphere, particularly Japan…
Plants can tell the time using sugars

August 14, 2018

Plants, animals, fungi and some bacteria can estimate the time of day through their circadian rhythms. These rhythms…
Link between biological clock and aging revealed

August 11, 2017

Scientists studying how aging affects the biological clock’s control of metabolism have discovered that a low-calorie diet helps…
Guiding Light

May 12, 2017

Anyone who has experienced jet lag knows that changing time zones can wreak havoc on our circadian rhythms.…
Study identifies “night owl” gene variant

April 7, 2017

If you’ve been a night owl all your life and mornings are your nemesis, you may be able…
Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior

March 26, 2017

Star-shaped cells around neurons prove to be surprisingly important players in body’s clock Until recently, work on biological…
Late bedtimes, light at night could turn your kid into a ‘night owl’

March 1, 2017

Scientists in the University of Colorado Boulder Sleep and Development Laboratory recently found that 4- 5-year-olds who go…
“Late-life” genes activated by biological clock to help protect against stress, aging

February 22, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that a subset of genes involved in daily circadian rhythms, or…
Controlling the body clock

December 23, 2016

A new study from the laboratory of Hiroki Ueda at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center investigates circadian timekeeping…
Gut microbe movements regulate host circadian rhythms

December 3, 2016

Even gut microbes have a routine. Like clockwork, they start their day in one part of the intestinal…
How the liver dances to a day/night rhythm

November 5, 2016

Following the day-night cycle, the liver has its own metabolic rhythm. Using cutting-edge proteomics, scientists at EPFL and…
Technology brings new precision to study of circadian rhythm in individual cells

November 3, 2016

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Georgia has developed a new technology that may help…
Study shows circadian rhythm does a lot more than keep time

August 23, 2016

A new study from University of Alberta geneticists shows that our circadian rhythm has a much more important…
Device for irregular heartbeat may be more cost-effective than medication

June 17, 2016

A new study by a Yale researcher may support the use of a device for patients suffering from…
Powering up the circadian rhythm

May 30, 2016

At noon every day, levels of genes and proteins throughout your body are drastically different than they are…
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